Shriram

Shriram
Senior Feature Writer

Shriram Iyengar belongs to the not-so-rare species of neuroses cinemanesis. A hassled Mumbaikar, he spends his mornings doing chores while singing Gulzar-RD Burman numbers. He claims a particular expertise in the 'Filmy Maa' species, the experiences of which he extensively documents on his social media pages. His penchant for Govinda hits is as notorious as his delirium of being a Shakespearean actor. When drunk, he can be spotted spouting poetry and his unabated love for Kalki Koechlin on empty streets. If seen, please drop him off at the nearest railway station.
Editorial Team

Articles by Shriram

Review Marathi

Senior Citizen review: Muddled, judgemental, preachy film that fails to make a mark

Ajay Phansekar's Senior Citizen lacks both a grounded story and proper focus, resulting in unconvincing performances on the screen.

2 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Mahesh Bhatt ventures into the digital medium with series on 1970s filmmaker and actress

The project will be backed by Jio Cinemas and Bhatt's home production, Vishesh Films.

4 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Marathi

After Farzand, Hirkani and Fatteshikast, Paavan Khind to hit theatres in Diwali 2020

The makers of Aani... Dr Kashinath Ghanekar (2018) have released the first poster of the film based on the story of Maratha general Baji Prabhu Deshpande.

5 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Good Newwz song 'Maana Dil': B Praak's soulful voice brings this emotional conflict to the right peak point

Composed by Tanishk Bagchi, the song is sung by B Praak who captures the evocative lyrics of Rashmi - Virag, lending them further depth and feeling.

5 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Ghost Stories teaser: Janhvi Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala face fears in first glimpse

The Netflix anthology, directed by Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, and Anurag Kashyap, will begin streaming on 1 January 2020.

9 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review Hindi

Panipat review: Ashutosh Gowariker's epic is rich in texture and layers of history, not drama

Panipat thrives not on melodrama and hysterics but on the layering of political manoeuvring, historical detail and scale of battle.

10 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Chintu Tyagi was very challenging for me: Kartik Aaryan on becoming a husband

Kartik Aaryan plays a tired husband in Mudassar Aziz's upcoming comedy Pati Patni Aur Woh, which will be released on 6 December.

11 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Ranveer Singh transforms himself again with a quirky first look for Jayeshbhai Jordaar

The actor has slimmed down to play a flamboyant Gujarati character for Divyang Thakker's directorial debut. 

11 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Have been looking for such a balanced script from the start of my career: Bhumi Pednekar on playing the Patni

Bhumi Pednekar plays the 'patni' in Mudassar Aziz's updated Pati Patni Aur Woh remake alongside Kartik Aaryan and Ananya Panday. With the film set for release on 6 December, the actress speaks about being part of a mass entertainer.

12 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Sab Kushal Mangal trailer: Akshaye Khanna plays the hurdle in this young romance

Directed by Karan Vishwanath Kashyap, the film is set for release on 3 January 2020.

12 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Good Newwz song 'Sauda Khara Khara': Diljit Dosanjh, Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani celebrate the 90s with this Sukhbir hit

Sung by Diljit Dosanjh, Sukhbir and Dhvani Bhanushali, the song is an updated remix of Sukhbir's original 'Sauda Khara Khara'. 

12 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Tanhaji song 'Shankara Re Shankara': Ajay Devgn's Tanhaji pits his wiles against Saif Ali Khan's Uday Bhan

Composed and sung by Mehul Vyas, the song has lyrics by Anil Sharma. 

12 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Taapsee Pannu to play cricketer Mithali Raj in her next biopic, Shabaash Mithu

The film will be directed by Rahul Dholakia and backed by Viacom18 Studios. 

12 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Dabangg 3 song 'Munna Badnaam Hua': Salman Khan's 'item boy' turn can't hold a candle to the original

The song, composed by Sajid-Wajid, has the voices of Kamaal Khan, Badshah and Mamta Sharma.

13 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article English

Ishaan Khatter and Tabu share a light moment in first look from Mira Nair's A Suitable Boy

Written by Andrew Davies and directed by Mira Nair, the series is adapted from the bestselling novel by Vikram Seth.

13 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Marathi

Vicky Velingkar song 'Da Ra Ding Ding Na': Piyush Ambhore's experimental funk track is less appealing than the mystery

While the Mannan Munjal composition is a unique attempt, it simply misses out on the substance and rhythm and focusses too much on the flair. 

15 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Bhumi Pednekar signs up for another 'scary thriller', Durgavati

The project will be presented by Pednekar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) co-star, Akshay Kumar. 

15 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Parineeti Chopra's The Girl On The Train remake to release on 8 May 2020

The actress shared more pictures from the upcoming film as well the release date of the thriller remake. 

15 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review English (India)

The Warrior Queen Of Jhansi review: Anglophilia is just one of the flaws of this undercooked biopic

Unconvincing performances, a jarring English narrative, and a meandering screenplay make this a forgettable tale.

16 days ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review English

Hotel Mumbai review: Visceral experience of the terror-filled days within the Taj brought to life

Anthony Maras manages to recapture the fear, horror and sheer terror of 26/11 and layer it with human and emotional drama to create a moving film.

17 days ago — Shriram Iyengar